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REALTORS® Price Expectations by State in Next 12 Months, Based on May 2014 REALTOR® Survey

REALTORS® generally expect home prices to increase in all states and the District of Columbia over the next 12 months, according to the May 2014 REALTORS® Confidence Index. The median expected price increase is 4.0 percent (same as in...

Investors and International Buyers More Likely to Pay Cash

Approximately 32 percent of respondents reported cash sales in May (same as in April), according to the May 2014 REALTORS® Confidence Index [1]. A substantial number of move-up buyers, investors, buyers of second homes, and foreign clients are likely to...

U.S. Cities Where Brazilians Looked for a Home in 2013

Which U.S. cities are of greatest interest to Brazilians searching for a house? NAR economists have created a City Search Index (CSI) ranking U.S. cities where Brazilians looked for a property in 2013. Topping the list for Brazilians seeking...

Unemployment Insurance Claims Still at Normal Levels in Week Ending June 7

There were 317,000 claims for unemployment insurance in the week ending June 7. Claims slightly increased by 4,000 from the previous week’s level, but this can be considered as normal volatility. Initial claims for unemployment insurance [1] – a...

REALTORS® Price Expectations by State in Next 12 Months Based on April 2014 REALTOR® Survey

REALTORS® generally expect prices to increase over the next 12 months with a median expected price increase of 4 percent, according to the latest REALTORS® Confidence Index [1]. Slower sales due to tight credit conditions, declining affordability due to...